Renovated Montreal housing complex begins operations

The refurbished development offers low-cost housing for young adults at risk

Renovated Montreal housing complex begins operations

With renovations now accounting for a notable share of new affordable housing supply, federal and local officials have announced the opening of Maison Tangente in Montreal.

The project, which received $1.7 million in funding through the government of Canada’s Rapid Housing Initiative, is a refurbished building that now offers low-cost transitional housing for the area’s young adults in need.

“Tangent House’s mission is to house young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 who are in vulnerable situations or at risk of homelessness, and to provide them with a secure home in a setting that encourages life skills and housing responsibilities,” according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

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“The effects of the housing boom and housing crisis are severe,” said Pierre Lessard-Blais, mayor of the borough of Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. “Maison Tangente is an example of a partnership where each stakeholder skillfully uses the levers at their disposal to create more accessible housing for the most vulnerable. The city’s support, the federal government’s financial investment, and the expertise of community organizations are a winning formula.”